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Golden Age of Railways, Canals & Rivers

Golden Age of Railways, Canals & Rivers

For this tour we are based not far from Chester, with three contrasting days out. A visit to scenic Dee Valley and Llangollen, a day in historic Chester itself, and a day out to the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool for a boat trip on the River Mersey

Holiday Highlights

 

• Historic Roman Chester

• Horseshoe Pass and Llangollen

Railway

• Pontcysyllte Aqueduct canal trip

• Sunlight Village – Port Sunlight

• Mersey Ferry river cruise

• The Wirral and Hoylake

 

 

 

Monday

We depart from your local area and
make our way to Cheshire, arriving late afternoon
at the Beaufort Park Hotel and the next 4 nights
stay with dinner, bed and breakfast. Tea and Bara
Brith are served on arrival. Two evenings of
entertainment are provided.

Tuesday

A short drive through the pleasant
countryside brings us to Chester for the day. The
historic city offers lots to see and do. Explore the
unique ‘Rows’ of two-tiered shops and maybe do
some shopping, take a stroll around the City
Walls, meander down to the River Dee and
obtain lunch in a riverside pub, or just relax and
watch the world go by.

Wednesday

Leaving after breakfast we travel
around the Wirral coast via Hoylake, with its
famous golf courses, and through the tunnel
into Liverpool. We spend the morning here and
you have time to explore this fascinating city.
Visit the Albert Dock complex with its many
attractions, including the Beatles Story, see the
magnificent cathedrals, or just wander around
the city. Whilst here we include a boat trip on
the River Mersey. This afternoon we travel
through the Mersey Tunnel to Port Sunlight,
where we visit Sunlight Vision and enjoy a
guided tour of Port Sunlight Village, built by
William Hesketh Lever for his factory workers
and named after his famous Sunlight soap.
Discover how the village was planned with the
happiness of his workers uppermost, and visit
the gift shop. This is a superb example of how
life used to be.

Thursday

Today takes us through lovely Welsh
scenery including the spectacular Horseshoe
Pass to the Dee valley. Here we join the
Rheilfford Llangollen Railway for a journey on
a nostalgic steam train and also take a ride
on the "Stream in the Sky" - the Llangollen
canal - gliding gently over the country’s biggest
navigable viaduct

Friday

We begin our journey home after
breakfast.

Your Hotel

Beaufort Park Hotel

Situated near the market town of Mold

and is a perfect base for our tour. A warm

and friendly welcome awaits you.

There is a Scandinavian style reception area and

a mezzanine lounge providing plenty of

places to relax.

All bedrooms are en suite

with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press

and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel does not have a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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